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Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar

1 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597
956-761-1314
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Sea Ranch Restaurant has been serving South Padre Island visitors for over 35 years, and has established itself as the island’s premier dining destination. If you haven’t spent an evening at the Sea Ranch Restaurant, you haven’t truly experienced South Padre.Our menu is comprised of local seafood that is caught directly from the Gulf of Mexico, and it changes often based on what is in season. Every item is made with high-quality ingredients, from unbeatably fresh seafood to juicy steaks and hearty pastas. Start your meal off with our Ahi Tuna or Escargot appetizers, or try something a little spicier like our Stuffed Jalapeños. For your main course, pick from one of our countless seafood items including fresh fish, crab legs, shrimp, oysters, lobster and scallops. Our house specialty is the Red Snapper, which has become a customer favorite as well. If you aren’t in the mood for seafood, try one of our delicious grilled steak, chicken or pork dishes. We also have decadent pastas, from chicken or seafood Alfredo to Scott’s Shrimp Scampi served over angel hair pasta. No matter what you are in the mood for, we have a tasty, fresh option for you at Sea Ranch Restaurant.Seafood goes perfectly with wine, so we boast an extensive selection of wines. With over 122 choices ranging from $20 all the way to $500, we have the perfect choice to compliment your meal. If you have an event coming up, consider hosting it at the Sea Ranch. We can accommodate up to 77 people for anything from weddings and receptions to birthdays and meetings.
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English first
Dallas, Texas, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

the restaurant was full and while we had to wait 1 hour to be seated after 8:30 pm, it was well worth the wait. Not only did they cook up the fish I caught that afternoon, they gave us a free dessert for our wedding anniversary! The meal was fabulous!

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Bellville, Texas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Exceptional dining with wonderful ambiance, the food is always delicious and served with flair. Tonight our server, Eddie, dazzled with personality and attentiveness… answering every question concerning freshness and options. I intend to dine here every time I'm on the island, its just that good.

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Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this review

I'm thrilled to hear you had such a great time dining with us. So glad to hear Eddie really knocked it out of the park for you. I'll be sure to pass along your compliments. Looking forward to seeing you again soon! Best, Bob Friedman, Owner More

Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Always enjoy the Ranch when visiting the island. No disappoint this time with the Alaskan King Crab. The were prepared to perfection and the meat was tender. We always enjoy the bar dining and avoid the wait. Service standards are the highest on the island in my opinion.

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Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed the Alaskan King Crab! We're thrilled to hear that the staff was helpful and friendly and that each dish was cooked to perfection. Looking forward to seeing yo again soon. Best always, Bob Friedman, Owner More

Lorena, Texas, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

One of our favorite places to eat on the Island...fine dining at its best! Excellent food! Service is always good...weekends there is usually a little wait but not too bad. it's worth the trip just to have their scalloped potatoes! YUMMY! We have never had a bad meal here!

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Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this review

We're thrilled that you can always count on us for a good time and a great meal, Sandie. It's great to hear you love our scalloped potatoes. Can't wait to see you again! All the best, Bob Friedman, Owner More

Texas Gulf Coast, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Hubby and I really enjoyed our late lunch at the Sea Ranch. Big shout out to our waiter Raul...he really knows how to sell the menu, his recommendation was spot on! Plus he was very attentive. We are looking forward to our next date nite there again soon.

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Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this review

I'm thrilled to hear you and your husband had a wonderful meal with us. It's great that Raul's recommendations were on point. I'll be sure to pass along the compliments. Looking forward to seeing you again soon! Best, Bob Friedman, Owner More

WEEKI WACHEE
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Excellent sea food ! Great service. The waiter was very accomodating and made me a drink they weren't familiar with. Nice Ambience.

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Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this review

We're thrilled that you enjoyed your meal with us, Walter. It's great to hear that our staff was friendly and accommodating. Hope to see you again soon! All the best, Bob Friedman, Owner More

Lincoln, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Ate three times at this restaurant on all occasions the food & service were excellent. All they need for us Brits is HP brown to replace the American runny A1 steak sauce. The steak was cooked to perfection & far too good to kill the taste any sauce. The tuna was equally cooked to perfection.

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Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this review

It's great to hear you enjoyed each of our locations! We are under the impression that a great steak doesn't need a drop of steak sauce, so I'm thrilled that your steak and tuna dishes were perfectly prepared. Hope to see you again next time you visit South Padre! All the best, Bob Friedman, Owner More

Chicago
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I'm somewhat biased, because I had my rehearsal dinner here 20 years ago, and it was a great night. It still is one of the Island's best. Took my family here on a Saturday night this summer, towards the end of the Season, on busy weekend. Went at 8, ate at 10. Long wait. We were famished by the time... More

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Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this review

We're so happy you and your family stopped by for dinner. Despite the wait, it's wonderful to hear that 20 years late you were still happy with our place. Thanks so much for your kind words. Hope to see you again soon! All the best, Bob Friedman, Owner More

San Antonio, Texas
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We sat at the bar and enjoyed the bartenders, the people we sat around and the drinks. The food was just so/so. I would not recommend the scallops... I think we just didn't pick the right things off of the menu. Really did enjoy the drinks and the service though.

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Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this review

While it's great to hear you had a great time hanging out at our bar, I'm sorry that you were a bit let down by our scallops. Did you happen to mention this to your server? We're always happy to chat about our menu to find the best dish for you. Hope you'll swing by again soon! Best, Bob Friedman,... More

Dallas, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Food was excellent, service was good. Atmosphere was just so-so and it was on the beach but too hot to eat outside.

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Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this review

I'm so pleased to hear you enjoyed your meal with us! While I'm sorry to hear the heat took away from the overall atmosphere, I'm pleased that our service and cuisine more than made up for it. Hope we'll see you again soon! Best, Bob Friedman, Owner More

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